Well, I was hoping to write about how great a night of darts it was, but the story everyone has been going on about is Ted Hankey's performance against Michael van Gerwen. The crowd was convinced he had one too many brandies before his match. I've heard he actually showed up to the Wolverhampton Civic Hall with a swollen eye, so don't believe everything you hear a crowd chanting during a darts match. It's just unfortunate no-one bar a select few seemed to know about Hankey's problem before the match, so it cost us a bit.
A lot of action again tonight, with a lot still to play for. Well, unless you're Adrian Lewis. He's first on stage against Gary Anderson, then we get Brendan Dolan versus Barrie Bates, which I know you're all looking forward to. Wesley Harms will be looking to repeat his 2012 BDO World Championship result over Martin Phillips, and then Raymond van Barneveld will look to get past Wayne Jones and ensure himself of a place in the second round. Then we have a winner-takes-all match between John Part and Tony O'Shea - it's simple, winner stays, loser goes. Andy Hamilton and Paul Nicholson are next up, and both men can go through, even if Brendan Dolan wins 5-0. Wes Newton and Terry Jenkins are up next, and this one really depends on the Harms/Phillips score from earlier. Finally, it's BDO World Champion Christian Kist taking on Mark Walsh, with Kist needing 1 leg to ensure he's through.
The free darts betting tip is now 1-3 thanks to Ted's eye. The Premium Picks had another winning night, thanks in no small part to Scott Waites. They're now 18-14 with a profit of +13.68 units after four days of the Grand Slam of Darts.
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